Herbed chicken, peach & feta salad

Herbed chicken, peach & feta salad

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins plus soaking and cooling- no cook


Serves 4

Dill, mint and basil really bring this bulgur wheat dish to life- use a ready-cooked chicken to save time and add the herbs and dressing at the last minute

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal537
  • fat28g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre2g
  • protein47g
  • salt1.3g
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  • 200ml vegetable stock, made with freshly boiled water
  • 125g bulgur wheat
  • meat from a roughly 900g ready-roasted smoked or unsmoked whole chicken (about 550g ready-roasted chicken breasts), not too fridge-cold



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  • 2 ripe yellow-fleshed peaches



    Sweet, juicy and fragrant, peaches are one of the most beautiful fruit around. Around the size…

  • 25g pack mint



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 25g pack dill
  • handful basil (optional)



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 50g toasted pecan halves, some left whole
    Pecan nuts



    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…

  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled

For the dressing

  • zest and juice 2 limes (about 4 tbsp juice)



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  • 1 tsp rice vinegar (or use white wine vinegar and a pinch of sugar)
  • 3 tbsp mild olive oil
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  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp golden caster sugar
  • 1 heaped tsp wholegrain mustard


  1. Pour the boiling-hot stock over the bulgur in a large bowl. Cover with cling film and set aside for 15-20 mins until the stock has been totally absorbed and the grains are tender.

  2. Meanwhile, slice or tear the chicken into bite-sized pieces, and cut each peach into 12 wedges. Whisk the dressing ingredients together with some seasoning.

  3. When the bulgur looks dry and has swollen up in the bowl, remove the cling film. Fluff it up with a fork and let cool.

  4. Roughly chop the herbs just before serving, then toss into the bulgur. Spread over a large platter, then top with the chicken, peaches, pecans and feta. Roughly toss everything together a little. Drizzle over the dressing to serve.

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9th Jul, 2015
Really tasty and filling salad, made with left over rosy chicken. Delicious, will make again.
8th Jul, 2015
This salad is full of wonderful flavours. It looks impressive on the plate too. I'll definitely be making this again.
4th Feb, 2014
Forgot the mint,,, but it was beautiful, will do again!,
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23rd Aug, 2013
This is delicious and a nice introduction to using bulghar wheat for the first time. Even our teenagers who claim to dislike 'weird salads' thought this was really nice!
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15th Aug, 2013
We loved this, great balance of flavours and textures, definitely one to make again and again.
12th Aug, 2013
Absolutely delicious and a lovely summer salad!
12th Aug, 2013
We LOVED this! Perfect summer dish, refreshing and zingy, yet very satisfying too. We live in Cyprus and its peach season, so they're perfectly ripe for this dish at the moment. Will definitely make a few more times before the summer is out. 5 stars (sorry I made error whilst rating)
12th Aug, 2013
8th Aug, 2013
This is a lovely salad. I didn't have any wheat, so I made it using pearl barley instead. It's very similar to a salad I've been making for several years that uses barley, feta, mint, coriander, red onion and baby broccoli. It's great served warm or cold. The broccoli salad goes really well with Frenched lamb cutlets.
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